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Ethical and Philosophical Consideration of the Dual-Use Dilemma in the Biological Sciences.

Miller, Seumas; Selgelid, Michael


The dual-use dilemma arises in the context of research in the biological and other sciences as a consequence of the fact that one and the same piece of scientific research sometimes has the potential to be used for bad as well as good purposes. It is an ethical dilemma since it is about promoting good in the context of the potential for also causing harm, e.g., the promotion of health in the context of providing the wherewithal for the killing of innocents. It is an ethical dilemma for the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Science and Engineering Ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s11948-007-9043-4


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